Saturday, 6 September 2014

Book Review - Starters by Lissa Price


(Starters  #1)

Author: Lissa Price

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, Mystery, Thriller

Published: April 5 2012

Pages: 336 pages (Paperback Edition) (Delacorte Books)

Read: September 2014

Rating: 2 Stars

First, Callie lost her parents.

Then she lost her home.

And, finally, she lost her body.

But she will stop at nothing to get it back...

I was expecting Starters to be so much different. What I expected was a dark, twisted tale of betrayal and murder. What I got was a very different story with a hell of a lot more lovey dovey love story than darkness. Like come on, 'Your Body. Rented Out. Used to Murder.' Who would not think that that would lead into a murder story at least.

I was highly disappointed with this book. I felt that Callie was not a great protagonist. Some of the choices she made were really beyond unbelievable. I felt I couldn't connect to any of the characters really. They all lacked something.

The plot sounded great. A war that left only Enders (people above 60) and Starters (people below 20) with the Enders being able to live to 200 years old. And what do these Enders want, to rent out young bodies. Sounds great ya?? Well, it would have been. The war was never explained, ever. Who started it, what it was over, I haven't  clue. It just happened. And how are Enders living to be 200, because of a vaccine, but what was the vaccine? Why did it cause that side affect? There was a lot of information left out of this book which just left the world building to be horrible. We get to know barely anything.

This book was also very predicable. It was easy to spot the twists that came about, which is not good in a mystery book.

Then the ending. The ending sets up for the next book, with a whole new mystery and the continuation of the love story that took up most of this book and maybe even a love triangle. Anyway I won't be reading the next one, I don't think I could handle it well. The sad part is I had this book on my shelf for a long time now, a few years at least and I am not one bit sorry that I didn't read it before now. Maybe if I did read this when I was just starting out reading, my rating might have been different. But from me now, it's 2 stars.

Starters anyone?

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